Last Updated on August 12, 2022 by Admin
As a homeowner, you know that your roof is one of the most expensive items in your home when it needs to be repaired or replaced. That is why, when the time comes to invest in your roof, you want to be sure to work with the best roofing contractor around. You want to find someone who has experience on roofs similar to yours, is licensed to work in your area, will do a professional job, and will charge you fairly for the roofing project you need. That is why Clear Vision Construction, LLC recommends you take the time to find the appropriate roofing pro by following these tips.
If you know someone in your neighborhood that has recently had a roof repair or replacement, ask for a referral. Otherwise, ask your friends and colleagues if they have had any roof done on their roof. If they say yes, ask them whether they were happy with the job completed and if they would hire the same roofer in the future. Their answers will give you an accurate picture of what your own experience might be.
Do Some Research
Once you have a list of potential roofers, do some research on each. Verify their business information and confirm that they are insured and licensed. Look them up at the Better Business Bureau and your local chamber of commerce to be certain they are what they appear to be with no red flags that jump at you. Search for any reviews online.
Set Up Interviews
Call each one of these potential roofers and set up an appointment for them to come to your property and have a look at your roof. Listen to what they have to say regarding what your roof will need; what materials they recommend, and how big of a job they think it will be.
Ask them how long the project would take and how many men they would bring to complete the job. Pay close attention to how enthusiastic and knowledgeable they seem to be and don’t be afraid to ask all the questions you have or voice all of your concerns.
You can also take advantage of this in-person meeting by asking them for references for other jobs they have recently completed in your area that you may be able to check out. They may agree to give you the contact information of previous clients that you may be able to call.
Get Everything In Writing
Once you have narrowed down the list to one candidate, ask for a quote in writing. The contract should include details on every aspect of the job including a timeline, whether they would take care of the removal of all construction materials, how they expect to be paid, and when. Confirm that they have liability insurance and worker’s compensation, and will follow all safety precautions.
Keep in mind that it is not always a good idea to go with the roofing contractor that quotes you the lowest bid. It is much more important to feel confident that you are hiring a roofer who has the ability and experience to do an outstanding job. After all, there is nothing that can buy your peace of mind, and going the cheap route may not necessarily give you the results you seek.